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And the American Lung Association says tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke affects some groups and areas of the United States more than others. Thomas ... The American Lung Association advocates for the U.S. government to make buying tobacco products for those under age 21 illegal.
Additionally, the office noted that the U.S. government would have the same oversight authority of the foreign-owned U.S. subsidiaries as it does carriers owned by a U.S. citizen. The National Air Transportation Association is reviewing the bill and did not provide further comment to the Washington Examiner ...

The City of Geneva won three awards from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada this year. The documents are available at www.geneva.il.us. (Posted ... The honors signify the highest form of recognition in the field of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
Panama's government is formally investigating a complaint that executives for President Donald Trump's family hotel business are refusing to .... Panama's government receives financial support for counter-narcotics work from the United States, but has not been a major recipient of aid from the U.S. in ...
Bruce Dorris, the US-based president and chief executive of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (left) signs an agreement with Hamad Al Hurr Al Suwaidi (right), chairman of the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority, to certify the AADA's fraud identification courses. Courtesy of Abu Dhabi ...
News outlets and watchdogs will try to separate fact from fiction—at the Better Government Association we use the PolitiFact Illinois tool—but it's hard to ... So even if they can't quickly eliminate $8 billion in unpaid bills or $129 billion in pension liabilities, they should be able to give us, our children and our ...

Onifade thanked the United States government in Nigeria for its commitment to developing competencies in Nigerians and empowering many to dream change and make it happen. She stated that the US Embassy in Nigeria has a number of programmes particularly targeting young people in the 18 – 35 ...
"I don't understand how the state and governor can pass laws because we are all sworn to uphold the laws and Constitution of the United States. It would make us liable if the feds want to come in and bust all of us," he continued, in light of the fact that marijuana is still illegal according to federal law.
Russia initially started a social media campaign to disrupt “the lawful governmental functions of the United States” by sowing discord in 2014. But by 2016 it had focused on supporting Donald Trump — as well as Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton's chief rival for the Democratic Party nomination in that election.
But many of them – including US President Donald Trump – have come under fire for sending thoughts and prayers to the 17 victims who were killed, the dozens others injured in the shooting and their heartbroken families, while receiving millions of dollars in donations from the National Rifle Association.
There is, in fact, little research into gun violence at all—especially compared to other causes of death in the United States. ... The National Rifle Association had pushed for the amendment, after public-health researchers produced a spate of studies suggesting that, for example, having a gun in the house ...
The FBI is investigating the National Rifle Association to determine whether Russians illegally funneled money through the organization to help the Trump ... Because it is illegal for foreign nationals to spend money in U.S. campaigns, obscuring funds coming from, say, an agent of the Russian government ...
Georgetown University was founded in 1789 and it is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the U.S. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) ... Chinese Students and Scholars Associations first appeared in the United States in the 1980s, as international students from China began attending American ...
Kentucky is one of the country's largest producers of distilled spirits and, unlike Virginia, the industry is not controlled by the state government. ... Curtis Coleburn, a lobbyist for the Virginia Distillers Association, said SB 803 could spur major growth in the commonwealth's spirits industry. "When the distilleries ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers' plan to redesign the way the state draws Medicaid health care funding from the federal government means at ... Most hospitals fare well under the new system and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association promises to prioritize the $360 million federal boost to ...
Business associations fear the U.S. tax changes could end up inflicting more damage on the Canadian economy than the possible termination of NAFTA. Morneau's office has responded to the concerns by arguing that Canada has advantages such as an educated workforce and still boasts a competitive ...
The US Cattlemen's Association (USCA) has filed a 15-page petition (pdf) with the US Department of Agriculture, asking it to differentiate conventional meat ... [The government] should require that any product labeled as “beef” come from cattle that have been born, raised, and harvested in the traditional ...

After the shooting at First Baptist Church in rural Sutherland Springs, Student Government Association officers were inspired to introduce active shooter ... According to non-profit organization Every Town for Gun Safety, 14 shootings have occurred on school campuses across the United States as of Feb. 1.
Through StateScoop's daily reporting of emerging trends in state and local government, and with help from the National Association of State Chief ... with text-messaging reporting tools that allowed them to aggregate a more accurate master address file that the city can now provide the U.S. Census Bureau.
Marazzi-Santiago says his agency has established itself as a trusted liaison between Puerto Rico and the federal government. Fifteen U.S. congressional representatives agreed in a 2 February letter to the United States's chief statistician, calling PRIS “a key ally of the federal statistical agencies” and ...
Rubio's warning built on recommendations from a pair of academic associations, as well as recent media reports of how the Chinese government ... “I remain deeply concerned by the proliferation of Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms in the United States,” Rubio emphasized in Monday's letters.
A former Palestinian intelligence chief and the head of the West Bank bar association have sued the government of President Mahmoud Abbas after a ... Allegations of continued intelligence-sharing with the United States could prove embarrassing for Abbas who has been on a political collision course with ...
The promises come weeks after WBEZ and the Better Government Association found 113 police shootings in suburban Cook County since 2005. Not a single ... In California, the attorney general has conducted multiple civil rights investigations in the same way the U.S. Department of Justice has done.
Gregory Chen, the director of government relations at the American Immigration Lawyers Association, says the criminal provisions would affect “Dreamers ... That would be achieved by ending the diversity visa lottery for people from countries with low immigration rates to the United States and blocking US ...
The Ministry of Commerce said it launched the probe of U.S. sorghum after concluding large volumes and falling prices hurt Chinese producers. It could raise import duties or take other steps if it finds the United States acted improperly. Businesspeople have suggested Beijing might target U.S. agriculture ...
School districts aren't the only governmental units in Illinois that have associations similar to IASB's. Each of them — for cities and villages, townships, park districts and more — host conferences similar to the education one in Chicago. An INN investigation into an Illinois Municipal League conference in ...
“For an aspiring, young political scientist, working with a U.S. Senator is an immense honor,” Jevtic said. “Namely, being an intern in Senator Manchin's office will not only advance my knowledge about the legislative branch of the United States government, but it will also allow me to be stationed in ...
The crackdown, which has extended to the national medical association, has deepened concerns about free speech under President Tayyip Erdogan, who ... has been widely supported by Turkey's mainly pro-government media and by most political parties, with the exception of the pro-Kurdish opposition.
Japanese corporate representatives and U.S. government and business leaders will gather in Omaha this year for the 50th anniversary of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association conference. To those visiting, we say, ... Also, the Japanese ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae. Japan, with 35 ...
“There's going to be a fifth,” House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Thursday afternoon at a small discussion with federal contractors and small business leaders on the Maryland Space Business Roundtable and the Goddard Contractors Association in Lanham, Maryland. “No doubt about it, there's ...
Rajbans Joshi, President of the India Association of Virginia (IAVA), saw the move as a step towards improving the India-US relationship. “The Governor's decision to take a trade mission to India is reflective of his desire to improve India US relationship. Indian-Americans in Virginia can play an important ...
On Thursday, shortly after learning that the DEA obtained some of Brownlee's cell phone records, the defense asked U.S. District Judge Elizabeth K. ... of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers said that, "It is rare and almost always impermissible for the government to subpoena information ...
"This latest report aligns with the trend that we were already seeing, which shows that the U.S. is not as competitive today as it was two years ago in the global travel marketplace and we are losing market share to other countries," said Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, which spearheaded the ...
After a long-weekend shutdown, the U.S. government reopened Tuesday, Jan. ... “The American scientific enterprise depends on a functioning government that invests in scientific research, innovation, and our economy,” says Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
A brief US government shutdown, which would have been disastrous for the nation's science agencies and their grantees had it dragged on, ended after three ... Jennifer Poulakidas, vice president for congressional and governmental affairs at the Association for Public and Land-grant Universities, agrees.
With the federal government mired in a shutdown, the US Department of Agriculture announced that funding for food stamps and subsidized school lunches for poor children will run out by the end of ... Eventually, philanthropists reopened the schools with donations to the National Head Start Association.
The largest banking trade group in the United States says shutting down the government could hurt investor and consumer confidence, but would hit the overall economy indirectly. Speaking as the American Bankers Association unveiled its annual economic forecast in Washington, Ellen Zentner, chair of ...
During government shutdowns, employees in all three branches of government are vulnerable to furlough, or temporary unpaid leave. ... and overnight visitors were given two days to depart, resulting in a loss of 750,000 daily visitors, according to the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association.
Independent Business Groups Urge U.S. Government to Buy Local ... The AIB member groups that signed the public comment include: the American Booksellers Association; the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association; Brixy, Inc; the Institute for Local Self-Reliance; the North American Retail ...
As recently as August 2017, the US government had released a travel warning for tourist destinations such as Los Cabos and Cancun. Hotel associations had complained bitterly about the resulting damage to their resorts' image. According to the Mexican Tourism Ministry, reservations by US guests ...
The Town of North Hempstead was recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its commitment to strong ... The GFOA's mission is to enhance and promote the professional management of governmental financial resources by identifying, developing, and ...
The United States should make clear that the Maduro government could issue new debt if it fully recognizes Venezuela's democratically elected ... And perhaps most important, the United States, the European Union and the “Lima Group” — an association of 12 countries in the region led by Peru and ...
Politicians are understandably afraid of being blamed by the public for a government shutdown. But this data, combined with Democrats' history of association with action on health care, makes clear that if there were ever a time for them to show some cojones and play hardball, it would be now, and CHIP ...
From band director to chief data cruncher: Trump's choice to lead U.S. education statistics agency raises eyebrows .... fit the profile” for the position spelled out in federal statutes, says Kitty Smith Evans, head of the Washington, D.C.–based government affairs office for the American Economic Association.
The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says it is concerned about the travel advisory issued by the United States warning citizens about ... for a meeting of the minds of various organisations, including the JHTA, the government and the Opposition to bring together a holistic approach to crime.
The federal government will look into whether an Orlando condominium association can force a longtime resident to surrender his emotional support dog, which exceeds the community's weight limit. Retired veteran Robert Brady filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...
Nipuna Ambanpola (left) and Dylan John (middle) met with Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka, Robert Hilton, in December to ... they never imagined they would form a partnership as Student Government Association (SGA) presidents of the same university in the United States a few ...
Better Government Association: Demand government we deserve, use FOIA law .... In its 2009 Federal FOIA guidelines, the U.S. Department of Justice wrote: “The three principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration form the cornerstone of an open government.” FOIA is our key to the inner ...
In November, the National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and National Association of Counties sent a letter to the FCC protesting the BDAC's composition and asking it to protect local authority over public rights of way (e.g. roads, ditches, utility corridors, etc). A group of 79 cities reiterated the ...
Japanese corporate representatives and U.S. government and business leaders will gather in Omaha this year for the 50th anniversary of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association conference. To those visiting, we say, ... Also, the Japanese ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae. Japan, with 35 ...


 

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